Driveway

How Driveways can Transform Your Home

Adding or refurbishing a current driveway can make a lot of difference to your home. Whether you’re looking to sell in the near future or want to improve the aesthetics of the front of your home, a new driveway can really go a long way to making your home more appealing.

Discover the benefits to adding a driveway or renovating your current one below:

Kerb appeal

If you’re hoping to sell your home in the near future, then it is worth noting that first impressions count for a lot. Elements such as driveways can go a long way to impressing potential buyers.

If your driveway is attractive and well designed, then this is something that will leave a positive impression on those looking to purchase your home. As the driveway is one of the first things they will see, making sure it looks the best it can is essential.

Studies have shown that homes with a nice driveway can increase in value by up to 10%, meaning it can make a huge difference when selling your home.

Parking

As stated above, adding a driveway can really increase the value of your home. Not only can they make your home look nice, they are also extremely practical. A lot of people who are looking to buy a new home prefer being able to park right out the front of their home with a dedicated space, rather than street parking. Therefore adding one can make the difference between someone buying your home and not.

If you don’t currently have a driveway, investing in one can help you feel more secure at home and even reduce your car insurance, as insurance companies deem your car safer. We recently became West Sussex County Council approved to undertake dropped kerbs, so if you’re researching getting a new driveway, then get in touch.

Drainage

Not only can a brand new driveway improve the look and feel of your home and increase its value, it is also a great way to improve the drainage on your land.

If you have an old driveway that is not in the best condition, that can affect its drainage properties and can leave dangerous pools of water on the surface. During the cold, winter months this can be extremely dangerous as the pools of water can turn to ice and become slippery.

Different types of driveway

There are a lot of options available for your driveway, and we work with you to create something that will complement your home using the best materials on the market.

Below are some of the most popular options for new driveways:

  • Gravel
  • This is one of the cheapest options on the market. It is easy to lay, low maintenance and has good drainage properties.

  • Paving
  • There are a range of paving options available, coming in a range of colours and styles, meaning you can create something unique to your home. Paving is long lasting and and low maintenance.

  • Tarmac
  • If you have a lot of cars or traffic using your driveway, then tarmac could be your best option. It is extremely strong and durable, as well as being low maintenance.

  • Resin bound gravel
  • Resin bound gravel is one of the most popular materials for driveways. It is hard wearing, has excellent drainage properties and comes in a range of colours and styles.

    Book your free quote

    We offer free quotations on all types of driveway renovation and we have extensive experience planning and creating a range of different styles across Sussex.

    Give us a call on 01403 581782 to book your free appointment and we would be happy to help.

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